Wine for Haiti Auction Catalogue Palate Press January 31, 2010 Extra Features, FCG, Features 21 Comments To bid on any item in the catalogue, please click on the picture and enter your bid in the comments for each unique lot. As we create individual lots, they will be posted here, with a link to the individual lot. Individual 750ml bottles will be collected into larger lots. Large format bottles will go up right away as individual lots. Some auction lots will start “hot,” others will go hot once the bidding reaches suggested retail price. All lots will go “hot” after seven days on site. Once an auction lot goes “hot,” it ends when we go 24 hours without a bid. Auction lots that are “hot” are noted in the Catalogue. If we get into a bidding war between two or three people at the end we won’t make everybody wait a day, we will schedule a bid at a set time agreed upon amongst the contestants (and anybody else lurking and waiting, but interested). The winning bidder will be expected to pay shipping unless the lot description states otherwise (and many do). Palate Press: The online wine magazine will not accept payments from the auction winners. Instead, it will request that winners make their payment directly to the American Red Cross, Haiti Relief and Development,* using the email WineForHaiti@Palatepress.com and the business name “Palate Press.” We will receive confirmation of your contribution via email. This is done to assure bidders that all contributions go directly to the American Red Cross, Haiti Relief and Development. We may ask for a separate payment via PayPal for shipping for lots that do not specificy free shipping. Please direct all inquires to WineForHaiti@palatepress.com. Lot 1 – Cornerstone Cellars 6.0L SOLD Cornerstone Cellars has generously, incredibly generously, contributed an etched 6.0L bottle of their wonderful 2003 Cornerstone Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Retail value is $1,000.00. This is a single bottle auction lot. LOT 1- 6.0L etched Cornerstone - Lot 3 – Twisted Oak “The Spaniard” complete vertical SOLD The amazing, and twisted, people at Twisted Oak will donate a full vertical of every vintage produced of our Calaveras County “The Spaniard” (blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Garnacha): 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 (no 2003 was made) – plus a rubber chicken to round out the six pack Retail value $250. Lot 3- Twisted Oak vertical, with chicken - Wine for Haiti Lot 5 – Sara Nelson Design Fine-Art Print SOLD Sara Nelson, of Sara Nelson Design, has generously contributed a fine-art print entitled “Wine Goddess,” by Herb Leonhard. This beautiful fine-art print measures 24″ x 36″, is printed on water color paper, and will be signed by the artist. Retail value is $500.00. Lot 5 – Wine Goddess - Wine for Haiti Lot 7 – Jancis Robinson Purple Pages SOLD Jancis Robinson, no adjective needed, if you’re a wine lover, the name itself is a trumpeted exclamation of knowledge and credibility, contributed ten Purple Pages memberships to Wine for Haiti, value $99 each. Lot 7 - Jancis Robinson Purple Pages - Wine for Haiti Lot 9 – Jancis Robinson Purple Pages SOLD Jancis Robinson, no adjective needed, if you’re a wine lover, the name itself is a trumpeted exclamation of knowledge and credibility, contributed ten Purple Pages memberships to Wine for Haiti, value $99 each. The Purple Pages auctions will be open for bidding one at a time. Lot 9 - Jancis Robinson Purple Pages - Wine for Haiti Lot 11 – Jancis Robinson Purple Pages SOLD Jancis Robinson, no adjective needed, if you’re a wine lover, the name itself is a trumpeted exclamation of knowledge and credibility, contributed ten Purple Pages memberships to Wine for Haiti, value $99 each. The Purple Pages auctions will be open for bidding one at a time. Lot 11 - Jancis Robinson Purple Pages - Wine for Haiti Lot 13 – 1.5L Radio-Coteau Savoy SOLD This magnificent bottle was contributed by John Corocran and all the generous people at Think Wine Marketing. One of only 18 magnums produced, this rare, never offered for sale, 1.5L 2004 Radio-Coteau Savoy Anderson Valley is a steal at a listed retail value of $125.00. Handcrafted by Eric Sussman. Lot 13 - Radio-Coteau - Lot 15 – 3 Bottles Miller Wine Works Grenache SOLD From the private cellar of Janet Majors of Catalyst Wine Group, three signed bottles of Miller Wine Works 2006 Grenache. Retail value $100.00. Lot 15 - 3 bottles Miller Wine Works - Lot 17 – 3.0L Quintessa 2006 plus Tour SOLD This generous donation of the Quintessential Wine Experience comes from the generous folks at Quintessa. It includes one 3.0L bottle of Quintessa 2006, a red blend from the 280-acre Quintessa vineyard in Rutherford, in a beautiful black walnut box, plus a private tour and tasting of the Quintessential Wine Estate for four guests including a tour of the Quintessa vineyard and winery and a sit-down tasting of two vineyard blocks and two vintages of Quintessa paired with artisan cheeses. Total retail value $930.00. Lot 17 - Quintessa Red - Lot 19 – A Charming Older Couple SOLD A pair of cellar treasures. Vina Valoria Rioja-1968 and Balbach, Warsteiner Klostergarten Trockenbeerenauslese – 1976. Retail value $680.00 Lot 19 - A Charming Older Couple - Lot 21 – WineBanq Cellar Software SOLD The terrific people at WineBanq generously contributed three copies of their wine cellar software. We will open one lot at a time for bidding. Retail value is $49.95 each. Lot 21 - WineBanq - Lot 23 – WineBanq Cellar Software NEW LOWER RESERVE The terrific people at WineBanq generously contributed three copies of their wine cellar software. We will open one lot at a time for bidding. Retail value is $49.95 each. Lot 23 - WineBanq - Lot 25 – 3.0L Faust Cabernet Sauvignon SOLD Huneeus Vintners, which already contributed a 3.0L Quintessa plus a wine tour, has opened their hearts and cellars again to offer this 3.0L Faust Cabernet. Retail value $200.00. Lot 25 - 3.0L Faust Cabernet Sauvignon - Lot 27 – Cakebread Cellars Mixed Case SOLD Cakebread Cellars very generously donated a mixed case of their wonderful wine, including two 750-ml bottles each of 08 Sauvignon Blanc, 08 Chardonnay, 06 Merlot, 06 Cabernet Sauvignon, 06 Syrah, & 05 Zinfandel. Retail Value: $536.00. Lot 27 - Cakebread Cellars - Lot 29 – Fox Run Vineyard Mixed Case SOLD Fox Run Vineyards, a Wine&Spirits 2008 Winery of the Year, contributed a mixed case of their wines, with a retail value of $160.00. Lot 29 - Fox Run Vineyard - Lot 31 – Zugibe Vineyards Riesling Case SOLD Zugibe Vineyards generously contributed a case of their 2007 Riesling to Wine for Haiti. Retail value is $195.00. Lot 31 - Zugibe Vineyards - Lot 33 – Hunt Country Vineyards Magnum Vidal Blanc Ice Wine SOLD Hunt Country Vineyards very generously contributed our first sticky, a whole Magnum of 2006 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine. Dessert for everybody! Retail value $150.00. Lot 33- Magnum Vidal Blanc Ice Wine – Lot 35 – Medolla Vineyards 2003 Merlot SOLD Medolla Vineyards, part of the amazing New York contingent of generous wineries, contributed a case of their 2003 Merlot, the only grape they use in the only wine they make. Retail value is $192. Lot 35 - Medolla Vineyards Merlot - Lot 37 – Wine’s Hidden Beauty SOLD Sondra Barrett is wonderfully generous. She wanted to contribute wine from her personal collection, as well as copies of her book, but was not able to work out shipping. She was able to contribute three copies of her beautiful book of wine photography, Wine’s Hidden Beauty. Retail value is $45.00 each, and we will auction them one at a time. Lot 37 - Wine's Hidden Beauty - Lot 39 – 3.0L R2002 Raphael First Label Merlot SOLD Raphael contributed two different very special large-format bottles, a 3.0L 2002 First Label Merlot and a 6.0L 2007 First Label Merlot. This lot is the 2002, and they made barely a handful of these special large bottles. Retail value is $250.00 for the juice, if you multiply 750ml by four, but actual value for this rare bottle is higher. Lot 39 – 3.0L Raphael Merlot - Lot 41 – Fine French Sampler SOLD The marvelous people from Cork & Cracker, in Indianapolis, contributed this amazing French set. It includes a bottle of N.V. Pierre Peters Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Cuvée de Réserve, a personal favorite, a 93-Parker rated Chateau St. Pierre 2003, and a 750ml Château Doisy-Daëne. Total retail value is $200.00. Lot 41 - Fine French Sampler - Lot 43 – 1988 Dom Perignon Vine and Table Gourmet Market, in Carmel, Indiana, contributed this fine bottle of Champagne, 1988 Dom Perignon. Retail value is $300.00. Lot 43 - 1988 Dom Perignon – Lot 45 – Shinn Estate Vineyards Nine Barrels Reserve Merlot Case SOLD Shinn Estate Vineyards has been tremendously generous, contributing two different offers of their flagship Nine Barrels Reserve Merlot, a magnum and a case. This lot is the case, with retail value of $500. Lot 45 - Shinn Estate Case - Lot 47 – Peconic Bay Chardonnay SOLD The folks at Peconic Bay Winery get into the spirit of things with the generous donation of two different cases of their award-winning wine. This lot is for a case of their 2007 Chardonnay, retail value $264.00. Lot 47 - Peconic Bay Chardonnay - Lot 49 – McGregor Vineyard Cabernet Franc SOLD McGregor Vineyard, on the eastern shore of beautiful Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes, generously contributed a case of their 2007 Cabernet Franc Reserve, retail value $300.00. Lot 49 - McGregor Cab Franc - _ Lot 51 – Rubicon CASK Cabernet Magnum SOLD Rubicon Estate generously joined Wine for Haiti with a magnum of their CASK Cabernet Sauvignon 2006. This delicious wine has a retail value of $180. Lot 51 - Rubicon CASK Cabernet Magnum - Lot 53 – Paumanock Merlot Grand Vintage Magnum SOLD Paumanok Vineyards, from the North Fork of Long Island, generously contributed a magnum of their 2002 Merlot Grand Vintage, retail value $75.00 $150.00, and it just keeps getting better. Read the comments. Lot 53 - Paumanock Merlot Grand Vintage Magnum - Lot 55 – Anthony Road Pre-Release Specials SOLD Anthony Road Wine Company made a very special sneak peak contribution to Wine for Haiti, two not-yet-released wines, a Selection Riesling with a retail value of $100 and a Selection Vignoles with a retail value of $75. Total retail value $175. Lot 55 - Anthony Road Pre-Release - Lot 57 – D’Argenzio Pinot & Cab SOLD D’Argenzio Winery generously contributed 4 bottles of their fine wines, two bottles of the 2004 Gold Medal Pinot Noir and two bottles of the 2003 Gold Medal Cabernet Sauvignon. Retail value is $192.00. Lo 57 - D'Argenzio Cab and Pino – Lot 59 – A Pair of Napa Jewels SOLD Lamborn Family Vineyards very generously donated a bottle of their 2006 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, retail value $110. Ed Thralls, of Wine Tonite!, contributed a bottle from his own cellar, a 2004 Rubicon, retail value $125. The winner of this auction will get two classic Napa Cabernets. Lot 59 - Two Napa Jewels - Lot 61 – 1986 Dunn Vineyard Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon SOLD Jonathan Swinchatt made an incredibly generous contribution from his cellar, a 1986 Dunn Vineyard Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. There are not a lot of these twenty-four year old wines are around, a few (a very few) are available on line for prices starting at $129.99. Lot 61 - 1986 Dunn Vineyard Howell Mtn Cab Sauv - Lot 63 – Bergstrom and Rombauer SOLD Norris Cunningham, from Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, dug into his own cellar to generously contribute two bottles, a 2005 Rombauer Zinfandel (retail value $35.00) and a 2007 Bergstrom Pinot Noir, De Lancellotti Vineyard (retail value $70.00). Lot 63 - Bergstrom and Rombauer - Lot 65 – Eos Estate “Cupa Grandis” Petite Sirah SOLD Lot 65 - Eos Estate "Cupa Grandis" Petite Sirah - Lot 67 – Hazlitt 1852 Homestead Reserve Riesling SOLD If you’re still not sure New York is making great wines, try this generous contribution from Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards. It’s a case of the most recent vintage of their signature wine, Homestead Reserve Riesling. Retail value is $216.00. Lot 67 - Hazlitt 1852 Homestead Reserve Riesling - Lot 69 – Locapour Half Bottles SOLD Gretchen Neuman, of VinoVerve, and also our very favorite LocaPour, contributed three different half-bottles from her locapour travel adventures. I don’t know about you, but I love half-bottles. If it’s just me, they’re just right. If there are two of us, we get to try two different wines, and if there are more, it’s a vino-smorgasbord. The three wines are Wolffer Cabernet Franc, 2003, from Long Island, NY (Retail $15.00), 2004 Warm Lake Estates Glace Noir (Niagara Escarpment AVA) (ret. $14.99), and Fox Valley Winery Vintage Zin, American Dessert Wine (retail $20.95). Lot 69 - Locapour Half Bottles - Lot 71 – Gamble Family Vineyard Guest House and Private Tasting SOLD The Gamble Family Vineyard made one of those generous contributions that made me say “WOW!” out loud when I received it. The winner of this auction will get two nights at the Gamble Family Vineyards guesthouse and a private tasting with Tom Gamble. When Gamble says “guesthouse,” they really mean “GUESThouse.” It is not available for rent, it is actually reserved for guests. Similar accommodations and tastings would have a retail value of approximately $3,000.00, though this particular offer is, well pricelesss. Lot 71 - Gamble guesthouse and private tasting - Lot 73 – Delaforce 1994 Vintage Porto SOLD Alec White is one of those amazingly generous people who took the suggestion “open your cellar, open your heart,” well, to heart. He sent three different bottles. This is the second, a Delaforce 1994 Vintage Porto. Retail value is $100.00. Lot 73 - Delaforce 1994 Vintage Porto - Lot 75 – Chehalem Ridgecrest Best Barrel Pinot SOLD Chehalem, of Willamette Valley, Oregon, generously contributed a six-bottle case of their 2005 Ridgecrest Best Barrel Pinot Noir (Retail Value: $450). Each bottle is individually numbered, and they are already boxed and ready for the winner. These Best Barrel bottlings are never sold commercially, making this a very special and unique opportunity. Lot 75 - Chehalem Ridgecrest Best Barrel Pinot - Lot 77 – Something for Everybody from Hudson Valley SOLD The Hudson Valley Wine Goddess contributed a mixed cased from the Hudson Valley, one of everything, something for everybody. Retail value $172.50. Lot 77 - Hudson Valley Wines - Lot 79 – A Stag’s Leap Collection SOLD This is a very special lot. This is not from a winery, but from winery employees. A Palate Press Contributor, and more important a friend, Leah McNally, told her friends and co-workers at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars about Wine for Haiti, and they pulled bottles from their personal collections for the auction. Nice bottles, too. The generous contributors are Leah McNally, Ben DeLeon, Jim Duane, Pete Serrano, and Mark Smith. Retail value of this lot is $573.00. Lot 79 - Stag's Leap Collection - Lot 81 – Cleavage Creek Trio SOLD The always-generous folks over at Cleavage Creek Cellars sent three different bottles of wine for our action, their 2005 Tracy Hills Cabernet Syrah, 2007 tray Hills Merlot-Shiraz, and 2009 Tracy Hills Reserve Chardonay, total retail value $54.00. Lot 81 - Cleavage Creek Trio - Lot 83 – Tardieu- Laurent Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007 SOLD Kathleen Rake, of Between the Vines, was not able to send a bottle for the auction, as she lives in Canada. Instead, she sent some money and asked me to find something special, and I think I did. They only made 250 cases of the Tardieu-Laurent Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007 and it received a 93 rating from Wine Spectator. Retail value $90.00. Lot 83 - Tardieu-Laurent CdP - Lot 85 – Keuka Spring Gewurtzraminer SOLD Keuka Spring contributed a case of their 2008 Gewurztraminer to the Wine for Haiti auction. The wine just won Best White Wine Sweepstakes Winner at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition last month (Largest competition of American wines) , and took Best in Class/Double Gold at the New York Wine and Food Classic last year. Retail value of the case is $204. Lot 85 - Keuka Spring Lot 2- Rodney Strong Rockaway 6.0L SOLD Rodney Strong Vineyards is the generous benefactor for our second huge format special offering, a 6.0L bottle of 2005 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Rockaway. Retail value is $600.00. This is a single bottle auction lot. LOT 2- 6.0L Rockaway -- Wine for Haiti Lot 4 – Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select 3.0L SOLD Shafer Vineyards made a generous contribution of a 3.0 liter bottle of 2004 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select, retail value $1032.00. As Andy Dembsky, from Shafer, said to me when he told me about it, “A big need calls for a big bottle.” Thank you Andy, and thank you to everybody at Shafer. - - Lot 4 Shafer Hillside Select -- Wine Lot 6 – Five Wine Books from UC Press SOLD The University of California Press has generously contributed a selection of any five books in their catalogue to Wine for Haiti. Books range in price from $25 to $50, making the total value of this auction lot as much as $500.00. Lot 6 - UC California Press - Wine for Haiti Lot 8 – Jancis Robinson Purple Pages SOLD Jancis Robinson, no adjective needed, if you’re a wine lover, the name itself is a trumpeted exclamation of knowledge and credibility, contributed ten Purple Pages memberships to Wine for Haiti, value $99 each. The Purple Pages auctions will be open for bidding one at a time. Lot 8 - Jancis Robinson Purple Pages - Wine for Haiti Lot 10 – Jancis Robinson Purple Pages SOLD Jancis Robinson, no adjective needed, if you’re a wine lover, the name itself is a trumpeted exclamation of knowledge and credibility, contributed ten Purple Pages memberships to Wine for Haiti, value $99 each. The Purple Pages auctions will be open for bidding one at a time. Lot 10 - Jancis Robinson Purple Pages – Wine for Haiti Lot 12 – Hospice du Rhône SOLD Revel in the international world of Rhône variety wines at the 18th annual Hospice du Rhône celebration April 29 through May 1, 2010 in Paso Robles, California USA. This three-day event boasts Rhône wine producers and wine enthusiasts from across the globe who have gathered all in the name of Rhône. Lot 12 - Hospice du Rhône - Wine for Haiti Lot 14 – 1.5L 2005 Araujo Estate Cabernet SOLD Bart and Daphne Araujo, of Araujo Estate Wines, are very generous with their contribution of a 1.5L bottle of 2005 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard. Retail value is $600.00. RP 98+ Lot 14 - Araujo Estate Cabernet - Wine for Haiti Lot 16 – The Uncorked Cellar SOLD Uncork has generously donated a copy of The Uncorked Cellar Full mode. Retail value is $99.00. Wine Lot 16 - The Uncorked Cellar - Lot 18 - Tres Bonnes Annees Vertical SOLD The wonderful people at the girl & the fig in Sonoma generously donated a vertical of Tres Bonnes Annees – 2005, 2006, 2007, all custom produced by Jeff Cohn of JC Cellars for the restaurant. Retail Value is $190.00. The 2005 is a Syrah Blend of 4 vineyards. The 2006 and 2007 are Syrah from Rockpile. Lot 18 - Tres Bonnes Annees Vertical - Lot 20 – Rocca Family Vineyards Wine and Vacation SOLD The absolutely delightful Mary Rocca, of Rocca Family Vineyards, generously contributed a 3 night stay at Rocca’s guest cottage (sleeps one couple) plus threes bottles of Rocca Family Vineyards Estate Wines, 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2004 Syrah (94 pts WS). Retail Value: $1300.00. Lot 20 - Rocca Family Wine and Vacation - Lot 22 – WineBanq Cellar Software SOLD The terrific people at WineBanq generously contributed three copies of their wine cellar software. We will open one lot at a time for bidding. Retail value is $49.95 each. Lot 22 - WineBanq - Lot 24 – 1.5L Signaterra / Benziger 3 Blocks SOLD The Benziger Family Winery broke out their very best for Wine for Haiti, from their Signaterra line, a magnum of the 2006 Benziger Three Blocks. Retail value $120.00. Lot 24 - 3.0Signaterra Binziger Three Blocks - Lot 26 – 3.0L Chandon Brut Classic HOT LOT The delightful and generous people at Domaine Chandon contributed a 3.0L bottle of their marvelous Brut Classic, retail value $180.00. Lot 26 - Chandon Brut Classic - Lot 28 – 3.0L Round Pond Estate Cabernet 2006 SOLD Round Pond Estate generously reached into their cellar to offer a 3.0L bottle of their 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon to Wine for Haiti. Retail value is $315.00. Lot 28 - 3.0L Round Pond Estate - Lot 30 – Sheldrake Point Gewurtzraminer HOT LOT Sheldrake Point Vineyard has generously contributed a case of 2008 Gewurztraminer, retail value $216. Lot 30 - Sheldrake Point Gewurtzraminer - Lot 32 – Lieb Family Cellars 3 Magnum Set SOLD Lieb Family Cellars, from the North Fork of Long Island, contributed three different magnums of their wines, 2007 Reserve Chardonnay, 2007 Reserve Pinot Blanc, and 2002 Meritage. Retail value is $170.00. For those who have not tried the wine coming from the North Fork, you are in for an amazing treat. Lieb Family Cellars wines have been lauded by well-respected critics including Eric Asimov, Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, and Howard Goldberg. Lot 32 - Lieb Family Cellars 3 Magnum Set - Lot 34 – Wölffer Estate Fatalis Fatum SOLD Wölffer Estate Vineyard was very generous, with the contribution of an entire case of their flagship Fatalis Fatum 2006. The retail value is $480.00. Lot 34 - Wölffer Estate Fatalis Fatum – Lot 36 – Wine’s Hidden Beauty SOLD Sondra Barrett is wonderfully generous. She wanted to contribute wine from her personal collection, as well as copies of her book, but was not able to work out shipping. She was able to contribute three copies of her beautiful book of wine photography, Wine’s Hidden Beauty. Retail value is $45.00 each, and we will auction them one at a time. Lot 36 - Wine's Hidden Beauty - Lot 38 – Wine’s Hidden Beauty SOLD Sondra Barrett is wonderfully generous. She wanted to contribute wine from her personal collection, as well as copies of her book, but was not able to work out shipping. She was able to contribute three copies of her beautiful book of wine photography, Wine’s Hidden Beauty. Retail value is $45.00 each, and we will auction them one at a time. Lot 38 - Wine's Hidden Beauty - Lot 40 – 6.0L Raphael First Label Merlot SOLD Raphael contributed two different very special large-format bottles, a 3.0L 2002 First Label Merlot and a 6.0L 2007 First Label Merlot. This lot is the 2007, and they made barely a handful of these special large bottles. Retail value is $500.00 for the juice, if you multiply 750ml by eight, but actual value for this rare bottle is higher. Lot 40 - 6.0L Raphael Merlot – Lot 42 – 2000 Roederer Cristal SOLD This bottle was the tremendously generous personal contribution of Tim and Bev Gallagher, of Carmel, Indiana. The Gallaghers have done missionary trips to the Caribbean and had friends doing the same thing in Haiti during the earthquake. Tim and Bev, thank you. This will help raise money to help. Retail value is $230.00. Lot 42 - 2000 Roederer Cristal – Lot 44 – Shinn Estate Vineyards Nine Barrels Reserve Merlot Magnum SOLD Shinn Estate Vineyards has been tremendously generous, contributing two different offers of their flagship Nine Barrels Reserve Merlot, a magnum and a case. This lot is the magnum, with retail value of $125. Lot 44 – Shinn Estate Magnum - Lot 46 – Peconic Bay Cabernet Sauvignon SOLD The folks at Peconic Bay Winery get into the spirit of things with the generous donation of two different cases of their award-winning wine. This lot is for a case of their 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, retail value $264.00. Lot 46 - Peconic Bay Cabernet Sauvignon - Lot 48 – Red Newt Cellars Cabernet Franc SOLD Red Newt Cellars contributed a case of their Sawmill Creek Cabernet Franc 2007. Mmmmm, Cab Franc. Retail value $470.00. Lot 48 - Red Newt Cellars Cab Franc - Lot 50 – Eveningside Vineyard Chardonnay SOLD Eveningside Vineyard generously contributed a case of their 2008 unoaked Chardonnay, retail value $160.00. Lot 50 - Eveningside Chardonnay – Lot 52 – Glenora Brut Sparkling Wine SOLD Glenora Wine Cellars has been very generous with their contribution of an entire case of their 2002 Brut Methode Champenoise, a classic blend of 63% Pinot Noir, 37% Chardonnay. Retail value is $300.00. Lot 52 - Glenora Brut Sparkling Wine - Lot 54 – Heron Hill Ingle Vineyard Riesling SOLD Heron Hill, home of one of “The World’s Most Spectacular Tasting Rooms,” (Travel and Leisure Magazine, July 2009), generously contributed a case of their 2006 Ingle Vineyard Riesling. Retail Value $216.00. Lot 54 - Heron Hill Ingle Vineyard Riesling - Lot 56 – Knapp Winery and Vineyard Riesling and Chardonnay SOLD Knapp Winery & Vineyard contributed a mixed case, six bottles of Riesling and six of Chardonnay, retail value $180.00. Lot 56 - Knapp Riesling and Charonnay - Lot 58 – Three Russian River Pinots SOLD William Allen, of Simple Hedonisms, contributed three great Russian River Pinots, 2007 Siduri Sapphire Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir ($41), 2007 Lynmar Estate Hawk Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir ($70), and 2007 Holdredge Pinot Noir Wren Hop ($50). Total retail value $161.00. Lot 58 - Three Pinots - Lot 60 – A Pair of Basilium Wines SOLD “Salvia Bianca is honored to contribute 2 bottles of wine from Basilium winery in Basilicata, Italy, Aglianico del Vulture DOC Riserva 2001, retail value $52, and Basilicata IGT Bianca “Albula” (white Aglianico) 2006, retail value $22.50.” Lot 60 - Basilium Wines - Lot 62 – 2007 Ponzi Pinot Noir magnum SOLD Ponzi Vineyards generously contributed a magnum of their 2007 Pinot Noir to Wine for Haiti. Retail value is $90.00. Lot 62 - 2007 Ponzi Pinot magnum - Lot 64 – Silver Springs Winery Tri-Dition SOLD Silver Springs Winery generously contributed six art glass from J. Daniels bottles of their 2007 Tri-Dition wine. This is a blend of 65% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot and 10$ Cabernet Sauvignon. Retail price is $50.00 per bottle. But wait, there’s more. Every bottle in this half-case was hand-signed by the wine maker. Retail value $300.00. Lot 64 - Don Giovanni Tri-Dition - Lot 66 – Lynfred Cabernet-Shiraz SOLD Lynfred Winery generously contributed a bottle of their award-wining 2004 Cabernet-Shiraz. The ‘04 Cab-Shiraz was named Best in Show at the Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition in 2007. The wine retails for $50. Lot 66 - Lynfred Cabernet-Shiraz - Lot 68 – Deerfield Ranch Winery DRX 2001 SOLD Deerfield Ranch Winery, in an amazing display of generosity, contributed a case of their flagship Meritage blend, DRX from the 2001 vintage, selected from the library. Retail value is $1,200.00. Lot 68 - Deerfield Ranch DRX 2001 - Lot 70 – Original Vineyard Art & Matching Wine SOLD This is a truly exciting offer for any wine lover. Fred Parker, a renowned Sonoma County artist, contributed this original 23″ x 31″ oil on canvas/giclée and framed in oak, “Los Chamizal,” and Deerfield Ranch Winery added four bottles of wine, 2 bottles of 2007 Los Chamizal Chardonnay and 2 bottles of 2003 Los Chamizal Cabernet. The Cabernet comes from the very vineyard depicted in the painting. Seriously, how amazingly cool is that? Total retail value is $910.00, and Deerfied will ship to the winner anywhere in the United States. Lot 70 - Original Vineyard Art & Wine - Lot 72 – CHATEAU TALBOT 1989 SOLD Alec White is one of those amazingly generous people who took the suggestion “open your cellar, open your heart,” well, to heart. He sent three different bottles. This is the first, a 1989 Chateau Talbot. Retail value is $125.00. Lot 72 - Chateau Talbot 1989 - Lot 74 – Clos du Marquis magnum SOLD Alec White is one of those amazingly generous people who took the suggestion “open your cellar, open your heart,” well, to heart. He sent three different bottles. This is the third, a magnum of the 2000 Clos du Marquis. Retail value is $150.00. Lot 74 - Clos du Marquis magnum - Lot 76 – Casa Larga Ice Wines SOLD Casa Larga Vineyards was very generous to donate a 3-pack of their award-winning ice wines. In this pack will be one each of the following: 2005 Vidal Ice Wine, 2006 Vidal Ice Wine and 2007 Cab Franc Ice Wine. The 2005 Vidal Ice won the “World’s Best Dessert Wine” at the 2008 International Wine & Spirits Competition in London, England. Retail value: $205.00. Lot 76 - Casa Larga Ice Wines - Lot 78 – Willias Selyem Russian River Pinot Noir SOLD Gary Finnan, of GFC Marketecture, contributed this marvelous bottle of Williams Selyem Russian River Pinot, 2002. Retail value is $65.00. Lot 78 - Williams Selyem Pinot Noir - Lot 80 – R. Stuart Autograph 3.0L SOLD R. Stuart and Company generously contributed our first large-format bottle from Oregon, a 3.0L bottle of their “Autograph” Pinot Noir, retail value $140.00. Lot 80 - R. Stuart "Autograph" Pinot Noir - Lot 82 – Summerfield Wines Indulgence 2001 (6 b0ttles) and Smidge Wines Limited “S” Shiraz, 2006 This is the opportunity of a lifetime, and it won’t come cheap. The Indulgence is a wine Summerfield does not release commercially, and is not available in the United States. It is available on our sister Wine for Haiti auction site in Australia, and the auction closes in two days. The second wine, to round out the case, is Smidge Wine Limited “S” Shiraz, 2006. This, too, is a wine you can not get in the US. Bid on each of them individually, or peruse the entire Aussie Wine for Haiti Catalogue. PLEASE NOTE- Shipping cited on the auction site is for Australia only. US bidders add $260.00 for shipping to the United States, plus whatever excise and other taxes apply. This is the shipping price for any case of wine from the Australian site. ALSO- is you do go over there to bid, could you make a comment at Lot 82 – Summerfield Wines Indulgence 2001 (6 b0ttles) and Smidge Wines Limited “S” Shiraz, 2006? We’re really testing this cross-platform attempt to move the Aussie wines. Thank you. Lot 84 – Pax Syrah Cuvee Keltie 2004 SOLD Tatiana Abramova, aka Gourmet Rambler, was one of the earliest contributors to our Wine for Haiti project, and it just slipped through my fingers. Fortunately, she caught it, and now we are delighted to offer this marvelous bottle of Pax Syrah Cuvee Keltie 2004 for auction. The retail value is $100.00. Lot 84 - Pax Syrah *Please consult your tax professional as to any tax questions related to this auction purchase for goods or services. Teresa B. Salamone Wine Lot 6 – I bid $100 for the books. Teresa Salamone http://womenwine.com Julie Brosterman is it too late to add an item – when does the auction end? http://www.palatepress.com David Honig Julie, Absolutely not. We still have wine coming in. Jim FYI — your link to the Stags Leap doesnt go to a comments thread, just a jpg. Keep up the good work! http://www.1winedude.com 1WineDude David – you deserve a medal for all of this work! Or, at the very least, a beer from everyone involved! STELLAR work!!! http://saranelsondesign.com Sara Nelson I completely agree with @1WineDude! You deserve a medal for all your work to make this a success! Thank you! MG Graham This is a great idea! Just a suggestion, you would make more on these auctions if you notified bidders when they were outbid. I have lost two auctions I would have gone higher on if I’d been reminded. Will there be any more wine added? It looks like everything has been sold. Thanks. http://www.palatepress.com David Honig MG, You are correct, but I just wasn’t able to chase all the bids. We’re closing out the auction now. I need to go into the cellar and see if I missed anything, but otherwise we’re done with the auction. MG Graham OK. Well I can understand that, best way would be if it was automated I guess, which costs more to implement. Anyway, I hope you do another one! 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